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Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics

Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Mathematics Office

Unit Outline

Global Challenges in Engineering
SEM-1, 2015
Campus: Crawley
Unit Coordinator: Prof Caroline Baillie
Dr Rita Armstrong
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edu. Computing & Mathematics Office 6488 6860 Unit contact hours Online handbook Information sessions: 2 hrs per week. and (14) utilise a systematic method for qualitatively evaluating a range of alternative design candidate solutions. (3) develop project management skills including the ability to plan projects efficiently and effectively.Unit details Unit title Unit code Availability Location Global Challenges in Engineering ENSC1001 Prof Caroline Baillie caroline. Teaching and learning responsibilities Teaching and learning strategies Page 2 . the ability to clearly and concisely communicate the results of a project. (4) develop enquiry skills including the ability to critique the historical function of engineering and its role in society. (11) develop the ability to recognise and diagnose common failure modes of (7) develop the ability to critique. students study a real project in one of three geopolitical contexts. and potential bias of. assess reliability of. and to develop social interaction and other communication skills forming the foundations of professional practice. visual representation).au 6488 2151 Caroline Baillie will be avaliable from 11am to 12pm every Thursday in the MILC boardroom Full Name Position Email Phone Number Dr Angus Tavner Co-Coordinator atavner@mech. ethical. (12) appreciate the difference between ill-structured and well-structured engineering problems and demonstrate the ability to frame an ill-structured design problem in terms of functions. materials and systems to achieve beneficial outcomes. (10) develop an understanding of the environmental. They learn how the context influences the objectives. which need to be gained in order to make use of the technical knowledge that students acquire in other units. components. and learn how to learn and teach others. researching and practicing engineering as well as common modes of workshops: 2 hrs per week http://units. analyse the risk and synthesise data related to environmental.baillie@uwa. critique. (6) demonstrate enhanced creative thinking and appreciate the barriers to creative Dr Rita Armstrong rita. as well as time management. (9) develop a critical understanding of sustainability including the ability to apply that understanding throughout a project life cycle. structures and materials. oral and written presentation skills. active listening (note and to manage effectively with dysfunctional teams and resolve conflicts. health and safety impacts of engineering. (5) develop literacy skills including the ability to source.20/06/2015) Crawley Credit points 6 Mode Face to face Contact details Faculty School School website Unit coordinator Email Unit co-coordinator Email Telephone Consultation hours Lecturers Faculty of Engineering. information from a variety of sources and properly reference 6488 3115 Dr Rita Armstrong Co-Coordinator rita. Engineers conceive ways to rearrange objects.ecm. to work in small engineering teams with distributed expertise—no one person knows enough to reach the objective so members of the team have to rely on working Unit rules Incompatibility GENG1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering Unit description This unit lies at the start of the pathway to becoming an engineer. objectives and constraints. the process and the outcomes. values and (13) identify critical design parameters and understand their use in guiding design decisions. social and economic context in which engineering is practised. to appreciate and critique common ways of thinking. There are many personal and professional skills and knowledge. Learning outcomes Students are able to (1) develop communication skills including accurate. seeing (sketching. 2015 (23/02/2015 . (8) demonstrate sensitivity and inclusivity towards cultural and gender diversity especially in relation to Indigenous knowledge. reading and comprehension skills. acquiring language and terminology of the speaker).uwa. In the unit. Computing & Mathematics Faculty of Engineering. and to apply these to real projects.armstrong@uwa. (2) develop teamwork skills including the development of a cooperative relationship with peers and experts in order to obtain information and assistance when needed. to develop the ability to work well in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and understand the role as team leader and player. to become aware of distributed expertise/coordination. legal.

(2) presentations. and (4) weekly progress report and attendance. The learning will sometimes seem challenging and different to other units but you will have a lot of fun and engage with the ideas in ways which will ultimately help you learn them in a very deep way. Assessment mechanism # Component Weight Due Date 1 2 3 4 5 15% 15% 10% 50% 10% Attendance and Participation in Workshops Weekly Progress Reports Project proposal and oral presentation Final Report Oral presentation on team project Ongoing Weekly Week 5 Week 13 Week 13 Page 3 . Assessment Assessment overview Typically this unit is assessed in the following way(s): (1) a project proposal.This unit uses the most up to date. interactive. fun and yet construtive teaching and learning approaches and all of our 'facilitators' or teachers have been especially selected for skills appropriate to the unit and also trained to a very high level. (3) design project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

You will also gain extra marks for active participation and evidence that you have done any preparatory work for the session. Project report Final Oral presentation The guidelines and marking criteria for writing the Progress Report are included in the Course Reader (under the Assessment section) and in the Assessment Topic on LMS The marking criteria which we will use for both the oral presentation and the project proposal are included in the Course Reader (under the Assessment section) and in the Assessment Folder on LMS. You will be expected to indicate which member of the team wrote which sections of the Report.Assessment items Item Title Description Submission Procedure for Assignments Attendance and participation Attendance at Information and Practical Workshops is Reflection on process of teamwork 4. and bring hard copies with your each week. and on the Learning Management System (LMS). The final report is due in the Information Session in the final week of the course. Team members will receive a group mark for their final oral presentation Textbooks and resources Recommended texts All resources for this course will be provided in a Course Reader. The guidelines for writing the report. are included in the Course Reader and in the Assessment Folder on LMS. If you miss more than 2 tutorials. you will be expected to download the Information Session guidelines and handouts. The Course Reader is available for sale in the Co-op Bookstore. If you are unable to attend either of these sessions. you must notify your Tutor in advance and provide a medical certificate or other documentation which explains your absence. If you choose not to purchase the Course Reader. Progress to date 2. NB: team members may not receive the same mark for the Project Report. Otherwise marks will be adjusted accordingly. discussing your project proposal (each student must speak). You will receive critique and feedback from the other teams. Use the Cover Sheet provided in the Assessment Folder on LMS. NB: all team members will receive the same mark for their project proposal and their oral presentation. you are liable to fail this unit and will need to submit a Special Consideration form to the ECM Student Office. then all team members will receive the same mark. and the marking criteria. Students will be also asked to give a five minute team presentation. Other important information Students who have queries relating to this unit should in the first instance email ENSC1001@uwa. Questions Project proposal and Each team will submit a project proposal according first oral presentation to the Unit guidelines in week 5 (Practical Workshop 4). early as possible so that you can bring your model/prototype up to the Information Sessions for display during their presentation. either in the Table of Contents or on a separate section of the Report. Weekly Progress Individual members of the Project Team will take Reports turns to submit a weekly progress If there is evidence of equal contribution in a) the Self & Peer Evaluation feedback and b) in the Project Report. This is a brief statement (no more than 2 pages) which should address the following issues: 1. Page 4 . Issues arising and mechanisms to address these 3. Project teams will give a ten minutes presentation on You should arrive at your Information Session as their design solution (set out in their Project Report).